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Manning Planning - Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Here's your weekly schedule to follow all of the members of the Manning Award Watch List. The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, published its complete preseason Watch List on Aug. 16. The list includes 33 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2010 season, however, all quarterbacks remain eligible for the award and mid-season additions to the list are possible.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

Tuesday, Oct. 5 (All times are Central)
Dwight Dasher: Middle Tennessee vs. Troy, 7 p.m., ESPN2; After missing four games due to an NCAA suspension, Dasher made his return to the field as he led the Blue Radiers' ground game scoring both of the team's touchdowns on the night.

Saturday, Oct. 2
Matt Barkley: USC at No. 16 Stanford, 7 p.m., ABC; Barkley has thrown at least one TD pass in 14 of his 17 career games and he has thrown for at least 200 yards in 10 career games.

Diondre Borel: Utah State at Louisiana Tech 3 p.m., ESPN-GP; Borel needs just 28 passing yards to crack the top five on USU's career passing list.

Ryan Colburn: Fresno State vs. Hawai‘i, 9 p.m., TBA; Colburn jumped four spots in the recent NCAA passing efficiency stats to No. 5 and continues to lead the WAC with a passing efficiency of 179.84.

Zach Collaros: Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH), 6 p.m.; Collaros leads the BIG EAST Conference with his 241.0 passing yards per game.

Kirk Cousins: No. 17 Michigan State at Michigan, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN; In the second halves of games this season, Cousins is completing 82 percent of his passes (32-of-39) with three TDs and one interception.

Andy Dalton: No. 5 TCU vs. Wyoming, 2:30 p.m., CBSC; Dalton's 34 wins ranks first nationally and is the most wins ever by a TCU quarterback.

Ricky Dobbs: Navy at Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m.; Dobbs has been responsible for 276 points in his career, which is the third most in school history.

Nick Foles: No. 9 Arizona vs. Oregon State, 6 p.m.; Foles currently ranks No. 3 in nation with 74.5 percent completion percentage.

Blaine Gabbert: No. 24 Missouri vs. Colorado, 6 p.m., FSN; Gabbert broke the MU single-game completion percentage record with a mark of 83.9%, breaking the old standard of 83.8% set in 2008 by Chase Daniel.

Robert Griffin, III: Baylor vs. Texas Tech (Dallas), 11 a.m., FSN; Griffin is responsible for 15 of Baylor's 19 touchdowns in 2010 (11 pass, four rush).

Jacory Harris: No. 13 Miami (FL) vs. No. 23 Florida State, 7 p.m., ABC; Harris tied his career high of four touchdown passes in last week's 30-21 win over Clemson in Death Valley.

Jordan Jefferson: No. 12 LSU at No. 14 Florida, 6:30 p.m., ESPN; Jefferson's 83-yard TD run on the opening drive of last week's win over Tennessee was the longest rush by a quarterback in school history.

Jerrod Johnson: Texas A&M vs. No. 11 Arkansas (Cowboys Stadium), 2:30 p.m., ABC; Johnson leads the Big 12 in passing, total offense and points responsible for.

Colin Kaepernick: No. 21 Nevada vs. San Jose State, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU; Kaepernick is the first quarterback in Nevada history to rush for 3,000 yards and just the seventh player in Nevada history to hit the mark.

G.J. Kinne: Tulsa at SMU, 7 p.m., TBA; Kinne needs just 191 yards to tie Jeb Blount (1972-75) for ninth place on the school's career passing list.

Jake Locker: Washington vs. Arizona State, 9 p.m., FSNW; Locker passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 for the second time in his career last Saturday at USC.

Andrew Luck: No. 16 Stanford vs. USC, 7 p.m., ABC; Luck has a career passing efficiency rating of 150.28, which ranks first in school history.

Ryan Mallett: No. 11 Arkansas at Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m., ABC; Mallett leads the SEC and ranks second in the NCAA with 359.5 passing yards per game.

Greg McElroy: No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 South Carolina, 2:30 p.m., CBS; So far this season, McElroy has completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 983 yards and seven touchdowns as he adds to his career winning record as a starter, now at 19-0.

Kellen Moore: No. 4 Boise State vs. Toledo, 7 p.m., ESPN-GP; With just over two seasons of experience, Moore is already ranked among the top 10 in several Boise State individual career statistical categories, including third in touchdown passes with 75.

Joshua Nesbitt: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia, 2:30 p.m., MASN; Nesbitt needs just 259 rushing yards to become the most prolific rushing quarterback in ACC history. He has more rushing TDs (31) than any QB in ACC history.

Kyle Padron: SMU vs. Tulsa, 7 p.m., TBA; Padron completed 24-of-32 for 371 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions as SMU won at Rice (42-31) last week for the first time since 1986.

Christian Ponder: No. 23 Florida State at No. 13 Miami (FL), 7 p.m., ABC; Ponder becomes just the third Seminole signal-caller to make three starts against the Hurricanes, joining Chris Weinke and Chris Rix.

Terrelle Pryor: No. 2 Ohio State vs. Indiana, 11 a.m., ESPN; With 6,203 yards of total offense in his  career, Pryor has moved passed Archie Griffin (5,589) for eighth place on Ohio State's all-time list.

Kevin Riley: California vs. UCLA, 2:30 p.m., FSN; Riley is fifth in the Pac-10 with a passer efficiency rating of 144.53.

Tyrod Taylor: Virginia Tech vs. Central Michigan, 11 a.m., ESPNU; Taylor picked up his fifth career 100-yard rushing game last week. This is the first meeting between the Hokies and the Chippewas.

Scott Tolzien: No. 20 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m., BTN; Tolzien career pass efficiency rating of 147.0 is the best in school history and sixth-best among active FBS quarterbacks with at least 20 games played.

Russell Wilson: N.C. State vs. Boston College, 11 a.m., ESPN game; Wilson enters the game leading the ACC in passing yards with 294.8 per game and total offense, with 318.4 per contest.

The Manning Award will be recognizing its seventh winner this year. USC's Matt Leinart was the inaugural winner of the award in 2005, followed by Texas' Vince Young in 2006. Both went on to be top 10 NFL draft picks. In 2007, LSU's JaMarcus Russell earned the award and was the NFL's No. 1 draft pick. Boston College's Matt Ryan claimed the award in 2008 and was drafted No. 3, quickly becoming the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2009, Florida star Tim Tebow earned the honor - he also went on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Last year's winner was Texas signal-caller Colt McCoy, the winningest quarterback in college football history. McCoy was picked by the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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